The Iron Mausoleum: A Case of Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic

The Iron Mausoleum: A Case of Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic

by Stephen Lees

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Overview

Sherlock Holmes joins forces with his faithful companion Dr Watson in a new adventure story, set in 1911 in a fog-bound London. The story offers an alternative explanation about the fate of the RMS Titanic and is based partly on fiction and on fact and will delight lovers of the Titanic mystery and fans of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Written in the style of Conan Doyle, The Iron Mausoleum a case of Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic is - with permission obtained from the Conan Doyle Estate - based on the characters and places created by Conan Doyle and therefore are familiar - if interpreted slightly differently. The story begins when Sir James Walter, the Head of the Marine Department at the Admiralty, visits Holmes in Baker Street. He tells of the suspicious death of a clerk who worked in the Admiralty offices in Whitehall and tries to persuade a reluctant Holmes to investigate. Eventually Holmes agrees and with Watson are drawn into a world of criminal conspiracy and murder. We are taken on a journey with Holmes and Watson and witness Holmes' forensic application to solving the mystery of the sinking of the Titanic. Beginning in the atmospheric fog bound streets of London and then Brookwood Necropolis to the Titanic at the Herculaneum Dock in Liverpool and back to London. From scoundrels encountered in the infamous Colony Room Club to wealthy financiers and an American heiress the clues unfold. Told with conviction and humour, the author totally immerses us in this Holmesian world of the early 1900s. Features of the book include a map of Holmes London allowing the reader to re-trace the footsteps of Holmes and Watson on their various journeys through the fog-bound Metropolis. Drawings by the author of some of the buildings, which feature in the novel, giving the reader vital clues in solving the mystery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780957162907
Publisher: SPEL
Publication date: 11/14/2012
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.70(d)

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